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September 28, 2014 (Sunday)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hello Everyone,

It has been a very busy weekend for me because my birthday was on Friday. I don't say much about my birthday in advance, but it seems like all of my classes were made aware of the date. I got a lot of really nice cards, gifts, and even money. So it was a very nice day. On Friday evening, my oldest son and his girlfriend cooked dinner for me, and that was also nice.

So, I was very busy on Friday, and then I had a class on Saturday morning and then the race track, and more classes today, so WHEW! I am tired and way behind in everything. That's OK, as far as I know, EVERYTHING will wait for me. It always does. emoticon

I hope all of you had a nice weekend. The weather was great, although I already miss the hot days of summer. Still, it was warm and not cool enough for a jacket, so I am OK with that.

Talk to you later. Gotta get out to the grocery store, and work around the house.

HUGS
Pam

  
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GIVEUP30 9/30/2014 4:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so glad you had a super birthday....I just notice.......I would probably end up crying if I ever had a day like that. I am so happy for others when I hear they have super days. .......

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MRS_TOAD 9/29/2014 9:57AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday! You deserved every bit of it!

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/29/2014 6:41AM

    Belated emoticon to you, Pam!! Two of my nephews also had birthdays on Friday.

I'm glad your classes treated you well, and that your son and his girlfriend cooked for you!

You had a busy weekend; I hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/28/2014 10:05PM

    Sorry I missed your birthday. I really miss the Spark calendar, too! We've been having great weather for late Sept., upper 70s; loving it!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/28/2014 9:33PM

    I'm so sorry I missed your birthday!!! I miss the spark calender! It sounds like your birthday was great!

Hubby had an extended weekend so we spent it starting the back porch remodel. The new rafters, boards, and roof are on.

Have a great week!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/28/2014 8:57PM

    Happy belated birthday, and you're right, everything will wait for you! LOL

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September 25, 2014 (Thursday)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WOOHOO! Tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! The Elvis impersonator is performing in this area again this weekend, and several of my family members are going to the show. I can only go IF it rains out the races, and I do not see that any rain is predicted for tomorrow or Saturday. I have seen him twice, so I am OK with not going.

Nothing going on for me. I hope your day was GREAT!

HUGS
Pam

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/26/2014 9:38AM

    TGIF to you! Have a great Friday!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/25/2014 10:04PM

    Hope it's a good Friday!

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ZOEYBLU 9/25/2014 9:05PM

    Hmmmmm.... tomorrow is Friday and what else is it ? Someone's Birthday ? emoticon !!

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WILLOW49 9/25/2014 8:09PM

    No rain for us for the next few days, a perfect weekend ahead!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/25/2014 7:03PM

    No rain here either and I don't want any as we are remodeling the back porch.

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DIDMIS 9/25/2014 6:51PM

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/25/2014 6:45PM

    I hope you have a emoticon weekend too!!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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September 21, 2014 (Sunday)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Thank You for your continued responses to my blogs. On the topic of my vehicle. I think it is very close to reaching retirement age. It is 14 years old, and has over 220,000 miles. I have kept it so long for several reasons, but one being that it is a truck, and I have grown to love driving a truck. I know I will not be buying another truck for several reasons, and one being they cost too much. That is why I have kept getting this one fixed although it has cost me more this year in repairs than a very good down payment on a brand new vehicle. I still want to keep it because I couldn't get much as a trade in, and I don't want to sell it to anyone because it is not reliable enough to sell since it keeps breaking down.

I have mixed emotions though because I don't know about 'used' cars, and I am so gullible and na´ve that I could easily be taken advantage of. I don't know about new cars because I am so abusive of my vehicle driving it a gazillion miles each week. So that is where I am right now. PROCRASTINATING! However, that shouldn't surprise any of you.

Enough on that topic. I can't do anything about it today since it is so late already.

I hope all of you are doing well. The race track was good last night, but long. The drivers kept crashing into each other or skidding around and causing things to STOP! We never know how long we will be there. It depends on how many crashes occur. Last night there were several. No one was hurt fortunately. The crashes are cleared, they do a caution lap or two and then they get back to racing.

Busy week again, but that's normal. Take care, and keep in touch.

HUGS
Pam

  
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MARYJEANSL 9/24/2014 8:40PM

  Definitely bring a trusted male friend or relative with you when car shopping. Not only will you get treated with more respect, but you are much more likely to get honesty. Sellers figure guys know about cars (and often they do, go figure).

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WILLOW49 9/22/2014 1:01PM

    I agree about bringing a guy with you when looking at/purchasing another vehicle. It shouldn't have to be that way, but it is. Good luck in your search!

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WILLOW49 9/22/2014 1:01PM

    I agree about bringing a guy with you when looking at/purchasing another vehicle. It shouldn't have to be that way, but it is. Good luck in your search!

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MRS_TOAD 9/22/2014 9:05AM

    Could your son help you look for/price out a used truck that has a warranty package as part of the deal?

Glad no one was hurt at the races. Hope you got some much needed rest when you got home.

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CAPTAINWOLFE 9/21/2014 11:25PM

  you might want to look at a used truck with less then 25000 miles the price is much better, I just bought a 2014 Ram quad cab with tow package and hemi engine for less then 28000 and it is full warranty and great condition. i need 4 wheel drive as i too live in the mountains of pa and far from anything, (closest mcdonalds is 24 miles.

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/21/2014 9:00PM

    I agree that bringing a male is a great idea. I bought my used car from a dealer so that I had some sort of warranty on it. Good luck!

Have a good week!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/21/2014 8:39PM

    Agree w/MORTICIA -- bring a trusted male with when looking @ vehicles, and definitely take it to a mechanic before you buy it.

Wishing you luck.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/21/2014 8:30PM

    If I could only have one vehicle it would be a truck. I think it's important to have a truck if you have certain factors in your life. I live far from town and need 4 WD in the winter. I have to haul stuff.

Do you know a male who can help you find a good used car? I would take anything to a mechanic before I bought it.

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September 19, 2014 (Friday)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Another week down! Although it is the weekend, of course, I am still working, but I still look forward to each weekend.

This was a normal week without any unexpected drama. WOOHOO! I did have vehicle problems which began the week before (in the drama filled week). I ignored them that week because there was too much going on to try to work getting the truck to the shop into any of my days.

I got it there yesterday, and picked it up today. Thank goodness the fee was a little less than $200. I do not know why I continue to shell out money though on a 14 year old vehicle. I think it is because it is a truck, and I love a truck. However, now that it is fixed and nothing is broken, I think over the next couple of weeks, I am going to look into buying a new vehicle. I hate have a vehicle payment each month, but I also hate having the truck break down all of the time. My sister has allowed me to borrow her spare car during those times, but I don't want to keep worrying with truck repairs. I don't plan to buy another truck because they cost too much. It will be OK if I don't drive it the gazillion miles that I drive it each week. It can just sit in the garage and be there when I do something that I need a truck to do.

I don't know. I have said this to myself many times, but being the "Queen of Procrastination" once the truck is fixed and running good, well my usual procrastination sets in, and I don't go looking at new cars. I really need to STICK TO MY PLAN this time.

We'll see!

Have a GREAT WEEKEND, ALL!

HUGS
Pam

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/20/2014 8:46AM

    Hang in there.

We finally bit the bullet and replaced our 10 year old car. Our repairs were more than the car payment. Ugh!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2014 9:26PM

    Well, good luck if you do buy a new vehicle.

Have a great weekend. HUGS

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/19/2014 8:59PM

    We have a 92 Dodge Caravan, a 99 Chevy Prism, and a 02 Ford FX4. The first 2 are getting pretty old and probably won't last much longer but we tend to drive them into the ground and get every mile/penny out of them. I hate to shop for new vehicles.

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WILLOW49 9/19/2014 8:18PM

    Glad you had a good week, but sorry to I hear about the truck repairs. At least they weren't too costly this time. My hubby always says if repairs are less than a car payment, we're okay. once they start adding up, then time for a different vehicle. Good luck in searching for a new one. Ar the races on?

We had a beautiful day here today after several days of being cold!

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/19/2014 8:03PM

    I'm sorry your truck has needed more repairs. I've spent over $1200 on my car this year in repairs. Good luck finding a car. Will you buy new or used? Having vehicle payments is no fun! I'm looking forward to finishing my payments next May.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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September 15, 2014 (Monday)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My kind of day...NO DRAMA! PLUS, our weather was warmer today, and it was more like summer than winter. I am not ready for winter yet, but it seems we start getting very cool weather each year shortly after Labor Day.

I will be starting another new class tomorrow afternoon. I canceled one of the classes that began a few weeks ago due to lack of participation. The class tomorrow is one that I am taking over for an instructor who is pregnant and leaving for that reason. She says she will be gone for at least three months, so that will take me through the end of the year, as long as people are coming.

The races will run through October and a week or two into November. They usually resume in April. I guess I will be there again for the next season. Seems like this season is flying by. Of course, it seems like time in general is flying by.

Thanks to all of you who read my blogs. Your responses are very much appreciated. Take care, and keep in touch.

HUGS
Pam

  
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CAPTAINWOLFE 9/19/2014 11:00PM

  yes our weather has improved today mid 70s and sunny. I bought a 14 ram truck last week now the payments begin but i just love this truck and needed a pick me up so i got a pick up lol.

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MRS_TOAD 9/19/2014 11:24AM

    Hope all the drama is in your past.
Good luck with your new class. I'm sure it will be a success.

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MARYJEANSL 9/17/2014 12:20AM

  Couldn't agree with you more about how time is racing past. Yikes!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 3:38PM

    I agree . . . not ready for Winter!

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WILLOW49 9/16/2014 3:06PM

    Glad you are enjoying some warm weather; send some my way! It's too cold for me in upstate NY! Good luck with your new class! I didn't remember that the races lasted that long. Hope the temps don't get too cold!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2014 12:41PM

    I hate drama too.

I don't want any winter. I want lots of spring and fall.

I'm glad you will have that class to teach.

I had no idea they would race that late in the year. It is getting really cold in November here.

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/16/2014 8:12AM

    Best wishes for your new class!

I hate drama too!

We have been having cool temps too but today will be above 60 which is an improvement.

Have a great day!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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SCHECK5 9/16/2014 5:01AM

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PICKIE98 9/16/2014 4:29AM

    It is still summer and it is too cool for summer. I hope your runs do not get snow!! IT will be early and long this winter,, wonder what autumn will bring?

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